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More Evidence FOX News Is Ready To Go To War Against Iran

Reported by Ellen - April 21, 2005

As Melanie pointed out yesterday, FOX News will air a Breaking Point Special this Sunday called "Iran: The Nuclear Threat." I also saw a promo for it on one of the FOXNews.com videos. It's chilling but more for what it bodes for US actions than what the Iranians are up to. My apprehension was ratcheted up further when I came across the following story, showcased in the "Only on FOX" box: Sharon Warns of Iran Nukes.

The article, which is a transcript of an interview with Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, begins:

Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon suggested Wednesday (4/13/05) it's just a matter of time before Iran develops nuclear weapons... He said Iran simply has to overcome a few technical difficulties to be well on its way to becoming a nuclear power.
...SHARON: I regard that Iran having a nuclear weapon is not only a danger for Israel, a (INAUDIBLE) danger for Israel, but also for the Middle East. And when I see the ballistic missiles that they are developing, it becomes a problem also for Europe and for American interests and even the United States.
...SHARON: I've said we believe that that is a great danger, and we can only repeat and say that Israel is not leading the struggle. We are a country and a nation that face I'd say maybe the greatest danger here,. But we believe that for the interests of the free world, should be lead by the United States. I would say an international activity, international coalition should be formed, and steps should be taken. And I think that free world should prepare itself to bring the issue to the Security Council, once, of course, if the Iranians will continue and do not take those warnings seriously. Of course it shall be not an easy thing to do, all those countries, there are so many interests, economic interests, other interests. But I believe that it might not be official pressure on Iran, and that also might bring the changes, because I know that people are expecting there will be internal changes in Iran. I think that can happen only if we (UNINTELLIGIBLE) pressure.

As it turns out, more than half the article is not about Iran but the settlements and the Palestinians. The fact that FOX News chose to focus on Iran and highlight it is an even more ominous omen because FOX News rarely focuses on any issue of significance to the GOP without being completely in step with their agenda. Also, with Bush insisting that John Bolton remain the nominee as Ambassador to the UN, something tells me that diplomacy is not going to be a strong priority in dealing with the problem.

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